Women and minorities in STEM

As an under-representative minority (URM) in a STEM field, I (Dr. Kat) feel that it is important to highlight the work of URM. These are a resources for folks that are interested in learning more about URM in STEM:


VanguardSTEM highlights women of color in STEM

500 Women Scientists is a group advocating for equality in STEM.

The Femmes of STEM have a blog about historical women in STEM.

Papers/blogs about minorities in STEM:

Women in Evolution paper

Florence Nightingale legacy reexamined

Paper from 1973 highlighting women in Microbiology

Paper from 2009: Women in Medical Microbiology

ASM’s celebration of women in microbiology

Twitter resources:

Indigenous STEM tweeps

Some of Dr. Kat’s favorite hashtags on Twitter celebrating URM scientist: #Marginscience #IndigenousSTEM #NativeandSTEM #NativeScience #WomenInSTEM #lgbtSTEM #blackandSTEM

Kat’s rant for need to include women in STEM in textbooks on Twitter, with great contributions from tweeps about their favorite women in STEM.

Databases/lists for minorities in STEM:

Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein (follow her on Twitter @IBJIYONGI) has a list of readings on decolonizing science that she keeps updated. This is an incredible resource.

Diverse Sources is a self-nominated database of people of color and women in STEM

Ciencia Puerto Rico is a resource for people who want to pursue STEM careers in Puerto Rico

500 Women Scientists has a database for diverse scientists that can be accessed here.

The Femmes of STEM maintain a database of historical women in science.


The Femmes of STEM highlights women in STEM